Korean-Style Bacon Favourite Seoul Food Among Foreigners


Bacon… is there anything it can’t do?

Foreigners’ favorite Korean food is samgyeopsal or Korean-style bacon, according to a straw poll by the Seoul Metropolitan Government of 1,984 foreigners on its website and Facebook. The city on Monday said samgyeopsal received the most votes with 558.

Though Canadian and American Thanksgiving is not for sometime, Korean Thanksgiving (Chuseok) is this week-end.

Regardless of our nationalities or beliefs, let us all be thankful… for bacon.

  • SDMatt

    Bacon is pure alchemy! You take what looks to be a strip of pure fat, throw it in a sizzling hot pan and the stuff spits scorching hot liquid fat all over the place, but you don’t care because in mere minutes it turns into crispy, salty, BACONY goodness!

    “Bacon & beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy.”

    Ben Franklin, modified.

    • Blacksmith


      • I can attest to this. Worked in a Chinese restaurant out West for a bit as the kitchen “chop up the meat and slice the onions and carrots” guy. But the owners were Korean (the only reason they sold Chinese food ’cause it was the bigger seller on the Canadian market). Anyway, a couple times they invited me to their home to eat “the real stuff” — genuine Korean. Simply amazing, and the stuff they do with bacon — they eat it with everything, wrapped in greens, you name it.

        • pike bishop

          I worked on an oil rig (my Dad got me the job) in a Singapore dry dock. That is when I found out about the three different kitchens & dining halls. The Chinese love pork. The Indos (muslims) would not eat off of a frying pan that ever had bacon in it. The Non-Indigenous (white) had 3 entrees, breakfast anytime, 4 or 5 different flavors of ice cream. I guess nowadays it would be called white…something?
          I was less than a worm back then but the Drill ship tender was made ready to sail to the Persian Gulf with a crew of I would guess 20 nations without any delay.

          • Nothing wrong with multiculturalism if it’s voluntary and simply a part of life experience. My old man used to tell me, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. I carried that philosophy my entire life and ended up living and working in four different countries — quite happily. But the Official multi-culturalism of the Left is not voluntary, not based on life experience, and entended to create as much conflict as possible between cultures. That’s why I oppose Official multiculturalism — not because I’m racist, quite the opposite it’s because I’m anti-racist.

          • pike bishop

            Thanks Ric, I was trying, poorly, to make that point.
            In Singapore, the races, Chinese, Tamils, Malay did not intermix to any large extent. The tolerance was amazing.
            Lee Quan Yue was a man I hold in high regard.

          • pike bishop

            My Mom was not exactly the “do in Rome” type and more the “if you cause me any grief out in public, you will regret it” worldwide.
            I will defy anyone to live in Nigeria for three years during the Biafran War and then explain the equality of culture. Even Nigerians know better.

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  • simus1

    Wonder if Koreans torture the pig first before they kill it or is that just a dog meat thing.

    “Who ordered the puppy?”

  • FactsWillOut

    Bacon: Good for what ails you, tastes great, and Muslims hate it.
    Alcohol: Clean wounds with it, power cars or planes with it, cook with it as fuel or ingredient, gives pleasant euphoria when ingested, Muslims hate it.
    These are greater proofs of God’s existence than the Babel Fish.

    • mauser 98


      • FactsWillOut

        I thought that was how everyone ate breakfast.

        • Canadian

          Is there another way?

      • That’s kind of accurate. 🙂


      • El Martyachi

        Is that whole wheat toast? And only one egg? What kinda pinko commie hugbox is that sposed to be?!

        • mauser 98

          yes should be 3 egg minimum

      • You forgot the whisky.

  • Ed

    Waft that scent across the DMZ into North Korea… you’ll have glasnost before you can say samgyeopsal…

    • FactsWillOut

      You take chemical warfare to a new level.
      I tip my hat to you, sir.

  • Shebel

    I like my bacon crisp .

  • Dana Garcia

    A high point of summer is the availability of excellent tasty tomatoes, so a perfect BLT can be made and enjoyed.

  • Canadian

    Bacon is the most potent muzzie repellent.
    Works from quite a distance too.

    • Mickey Oberman

      Waving strips of raw bacon (only the cheapest) in front of the mobs of Muslim demonstrators and then tossing them into that Muslim mob should quench their Muslim enthusiasm quickly.
      I’ll try it next time we have an Islamic to do in Toronto.

  • El Martyachi

    I tried Korean bacon last week for the first time. It was the worst bacon I’ve ever had (but still good, because bacon). Maybe an acquired taste…

  • Barrington Minge

    Take a good look mooslims – real food!!

  • John

    I have two boxes of microwave bacon on my fridge. A plate a couple of paper towels and in only a few seconds I’m making a BLT.